National Museum Of KoreaCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +82-220779000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Family And Kids
National Museum Of Korea - Review
Displaying close to 15,000 pieces spanning many eras and fields of interest, the National Museum of Korea is a well stocked museum that provides something interesting for everyone. The sculpture gallery houses Buddhist art, metal art, Buncheong ware and also Porcelain artworks. The Asian gallery is quite fascinating too, with its oriental artworks from China, Japan and Central Asia. In the Calligraphy and painting gallery, visitors will encounter woodworks, Buddhist paintings and many other beautiful creations. There is also a prehistoric and ancient history gallery that has objects from the Paleolithic age, the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. For a true enthusiast, this museum is like a wonderland that not only educates but fascinates too. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Seoul Itinerary 5 Days.
National Museum Of Korea Information
- Special Services: Wheelchair ramp, parking spaces, restrooms, free wheelchair rental service (10 available), elevator
- Sign-language interpretation service available, as well as video & audio guide rental.
- Parking available, Fee applicable.
- Foreign Language Interpretation services available.
National Museum Of Korea Ticket Prices
- Free admission: Permanent Exhibition, Children's Museum, Free Planned Exhibition
- Children's Museum: Information desk at the museum entrance
- Ticket purchase is available at the ticket booth in front of Planned Exhibition Hall. Visitors should present their admission ticket to enter paid special exhibitions.
National Museum Of Korea Hours
- Closed on Mondays (except Holiday Mondays).
- During weeks with a Holiday Monday, the museum will be closed on the first non-holiday weekday.
- Timings for Children’s museum : Refer to official website
How To reach National Museum Of Korea by Public Transport
- Nearest subway: Ichon, Seobinggo
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National Museum Of Korea, Seoul Reviews
There's so much on show here without needing to pay a cent. Admission to the museum is free, with three floors of exhibitions. Personally I enjoyed the shipwreck and pottery exhibitions and breezed through the others. Still, I still spent 2 hours here. Do set aside at least 3 hours for a visit here especially considering the park right outside and the huge open space covered by a similarly huge roof. I have a feeling that you will loiter around outside, just like I did.
Very interesting museum. My friends and I had a lovely time. We were given a free guided tour in English. The museum is very big so you can stay there for a long time. It is also located in a very nice place in Seoul. I would love to visit it again.
Free entrance to main part of museum. Special exhibitions cost money but not that much ($6-10, depending on exhibitions). English translations for many exhibits, but at times seems to be randomly done, for example, the name of the item is not likely translated, but there might be an English translation of the collection or of the significance of the item. The building is modern with air conditioning, escalators, plenty of bathrooms, multiple places to get food/tea, and to sit. The outside of the building has views of the mountains, the city, and pond. Near the ichon station, but even with people mover, quite of bit of stairs and walking may make it difficult for older people, at least through the main entrance.
If you are a museum lover then this is a must see. It covers the whole of Korean history up to modern times and houses some master works and national treasures of this county. The building is beautiful and the layout of nothing to complain about. The museum also has two separate halls that hosts international history related exhibits. There change roughly every 3 months. I have recently seen exhibits about iron, French palaces, the Mongolians and the ancient middle east. Some are better, some are just OK. The gift main gift shop, near the (expensive) cafeteria has some interesting souvenirs to buy. But more importantly, it has a nice selection of books on Korea and Korean culture.
Well laid out museum, spacious with interesting exhibitions including good English signage. The permanent exhibitions go from the stone age to the Korean empire, so only a minor overlap with the national museum of Korean contemporary history close to city hall. Well worth a visit.